Support Our Science
Pay Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars a Living Wage
Contact decision-makers about Budget 2023
WRITE AN EMAIL
Hello! My name is [Your Name] and I am a [concerned citizen]. I am calling to ask that Minister [Name] supports increasing federal funding to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in Canada.
Thousands of Canadians have expressed their support for this initiative by signing the House of Commons Petition e-4098 and joining the Support Our Science movement.
Graduate and postdoctoral scholars drive the research, science, and innovation that keeps Canada competitive on the global stage. Yet, graduate and postdoctoral awards provided by the federal government force these early career researchers to work below the poverty line.
This issue has been covered by national media, and more information is available at supportourscience.ca
If you’d like a meeting: I would be happy to meet with you or your office to discuss the role of Canadian researchers in our economy and why I as your constituent need you to support this initiative. I can be reached at [PHONE NUMBER].
REQUEST A MEETING
Requesting a meeting with your Member of Parliament is a great way to build a relationship and have your concerns heard by your representative. Below is a primer on 'How to hold a successful meeting with your MP' by Results Canada.